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ImageMouse - World Micrographics
ImageMouse Plus
Digital Retrieval System
User’s Guide
www.imagemouse.com
July 26, 2000
DatagraphiX ImageMouse Plus User’s Guide
Declaration of Conformity
(according to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014)
We,
Anacomp® Incorporated
12365 Crosthwaite Circle
Poway, CA 92064, USA
declare that the following product
DatagraphiX ImageMouse Plus Digital Retrieval System
to which this declaration relates, is in conformity with the applicable EC Directives, harmonized
standards, and other normative requirements.
Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC of 19 February 1973 as Amended by 93/68/EEC
IEC 60950 2nd edition, 1991 + A1, 1992 + A2, 1993 + A3, 1995 +A4, 1996
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
EMC: EN50082-1 (1997) incorporating the following:
EN55022 (1994) / CISPR-22 (1993) Class “A”
EN61000-3-3 (1995) Flicker
EN61000-3-2 (1995) Harmonics
EN 55024: (1998) incorporating the following:
EN61000-4-2 (1995) Electrostatic Discharge (±8 kV Air/± 4kV Contact Discharge)
EN61000-4-3 (1995) RF Radiated Fields (3 V/m, 80-1000 MHz, 80% AM @ 1kHz)
EN61000-4-4 (1995) Electrical Fast Transients/Burst (±1kV AC line; ±0.5kV I/O lines >3m)
EN61000-4-5 (1995) Lightning Surge (±2kV Common Mode /±1kV Differential Mode)
EN61000-4-6 (1996) RF Common Mode (150kHz-80MHz, 3Vrms, 80% AM 1kHz)
EN61000-4-11 (1994) Voltage Dips/Short Interruptions (Reductions: 30% for 10msec, 60% for
100msec, and >95% for 5 secs.)
This product is intended to be supplied by a listed power supply rated at 5V DC, max. 3A.
Technical Support Tel: 1 (800) 920-SERV or 1 (800) 920-7378
European Contact:
Frank Roche
V.P. Technical Services International
Rosa, Mulberry Business Park,
Fishponds Road,
Workingham, Berkshire RG41 2GY
Tel:
Tel:
44(0)1189776074
44(0)1189773890
1115651-101, Rev. A
FCC Statement
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
UL Statement
The equipment is intended to be supplied by a Listed external LPS power supply.
Table of Contents
List of Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Chapter 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
What ImageMouse Plus Does . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Who Uses ImageMouse Plus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Manual Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Keyboard and Mouse Actions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Text Attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Chapter 2. Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Software Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Hardware Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Chapter 3. Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
ImageMouse Plus Depiction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Startup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Fast-Search Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Search Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Image Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Image Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Reduction Ratio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Image Size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Locating a Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Cut Microfiche or Microfilm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Roll Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Image Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Full-Resolution Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Maximum View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Freeze and Live. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Invert and Normal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Saving an Image File. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Viewing an Image File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Power-Saving Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
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Appendix A. Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Menu Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
File Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Image Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Help Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
ImageMouse Plus Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
ImageMouse Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4
ImageMouse Plus Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4
Hot Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
Appendix B. Frequently Asked Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
How can I view an image that is in a file? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
How long a cable can I use to connect my mouse? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
What other devices can I connect on the same USB hub? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
How can a quality image be obtained? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
How can a data file be associated with a program? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
How can I save exposure settings? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4
What do I check or do if the mouse freezes? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4
How can I better focus my prints? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-5
How do I copy a microfiche image to another program? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-6
How do I insert (or attach) an image file into another program? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-6
How do I work with an Image using MS Paint and Kodak Imaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-6
How do I enable the USB port in the BIOS? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-9
How do I resolve conflicting IRQs? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-10
Appendix C. Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-1
The Device Manager page lists no USB devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2
The Device Manager page lists the USB Host Controller but no USB Root Hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2
The Device Manager page detects no ImageMouse, but, under the Other Device line,
an unknown USB Device line with a question mark exists . . . . C-2
The Device Manager page detects the USB Root Hub and USB Host controller but not
the ImageMouse . . . . . . . . . C-3
The USB connection locks up while operating ImageMouse Plus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-3
The Device Manager page detects the USB Host Controller and the USB Root Hub, but
ImageMouse appears under Other Devices as USB Device . . . . . C-3
Future Enhancements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-8
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List of Figures
Figure 2-1.
Figure 2-2.
Figure 2-3.
Figure 2-4.
Figure 2-5.
Figure 2-6.
Figure 2-7.
Figure 2-8.
Figure 2-9.
Loading the Setup Wizard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating System Detected Message Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ImageMouse Welcome Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software License Agreement Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User Information Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choose Destination Location Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ImageMouse Installation-Progress Window (partial view) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup Complete Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ImageMouse Plus Connector-Receptacle Depiction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-2
2-2
2-3
2-3
2-4
2-5
2-5
2-6
2-7
Figure 3-1. ImageMouse Plus Depiction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Figure 3-2. Open Upper Platen Glass of the ImageMouse Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Figure 3-3. Loading a Roll of Film into the ImageMouse Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Figure 3-4. Film-Path Depiction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Figure 3-5. Example ImageMouse Plus Display After Initialization (Fast Search, Full Page). 3-4
Figure 3-6. Hand on the Film-Carrier Handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Figure 3-7. ImageMouse Plus Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Figure 3-8. ImageMouse Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Figure 3-9. Full-Resolution Mode (with the image frozen). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Figure 3-10. Maximum Image-View Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Figure 3-11. Inverted Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Figure 3-12. Print Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Figure 3-13. Save Image File Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Figure 3-14. Open Image File Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
Figure 3-15. ImageMouse Warning Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Figure A-1. ImageMouse Plus Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4
Figure B-1
Figure B-2.
Figure B-3.
Figure B-4.
Figure B-5.
Figure B-6.
Figure B-7.
Folder Options Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Edit File Type Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
Editing Action For Type Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
Open With Dialog Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4
Cropping in Paint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-7
Copying the Cropped Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-7
Flip, Rotate, Stretch, and Skew the Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-8
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Figure B-8. Annotation Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-9
Figure B-9. Partial View of the Back of a PC with USB Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-9
Figure B-10. System Properties Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-11
Figure B-11. Computer Properties Dialog Box, View Resources Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-11
Figure B-12. Computer Properties Dialog Box, Reserve Resources Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-12
Figure B-13. Edit Resource Setting Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-12
Figure C-1.
Figure C-2.
Figure C-3.
Figure C-4.
Figure C-5.
Figure C-6.
Figure C-7.
Figure C-8.
Figure C-9.
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System Properties Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-1
System Properties Dialog Box Device Manager (Other Devices) . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-4
USB Device Properties Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-4
Update Device Driver Wizard Box (Driver Search) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-5
Update Device Driver Wizard Box (Display Drivers) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-5
Update Device Driver Wizard Box (Find Driver) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6
Install From Disk Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6
Open Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-7
Update Device Driver Wizard Box (Select Driver) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-7
Chapter 1
Introduction
This manual describes the DatagraphiX® ImageMouse Plus™ Digital Retrieval System, which
Anacomp®, Inc. developed. It enables you to digitize and display a roll-film image on your
PC’s monitor for further disposition.
What ImageMouse Plus Does
The ImageMouse Plus system enables you to:
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Digitally capture an image from either a:
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42X or 48X microfiche or jacket
24X or 28X microfiche or jacket
Original negative or positive film
Diazo or vesicular duplicate film
Roll film (ImageMouse Plus only)
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Display that image on your PC’s monitor
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Enlarge, mirror, rotate, crop, or reverse the polarity (negative, positive) of the image
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Save the image on your hard disk in either a JPEG, TIFF, BMP, or CMP graphics format
After you save the image as a graphic file on the hard disk, use the Windows’ Paint program or
another graphic utility program to further manipulate the image, such as enlarging, mirroring,
cropping, and rotating.
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Output the finished image either to a printer, as an e-mail attachment, or by way of a FAX
Who Uses ImageMouse Plus
ImageMouse Plus users have access to either microfiche, cut microfilm, or roll film whose
content they want to selectively either view, print, save as a graphics file, or send to a second
party by way of e-mail or a FAX.
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How To Use This Manual
You can read the contents of this manual chapter-by-chapter for information about:
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Installation
Operation
Frequently Asked Questions
Troubleshooting
Manual Conventions
This manual does not contain basic computer usage and general navigation procedures for
applications running under Microsoft ® Windows™ (such as opening menus, choosing
commands, mapping drives, and so on). Refer to Windows documentation for these basic
computer techniques.
Keyboard and Mouse Actions
The following conventions are used throughout this manual for specifying keyboard and mouse
actions:
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Described Action
Means
Type ENTER.
Type the word, ENTER, at the keyboard by holding down the Shift
key, pressing keys E, N, T, E, and R, one after the other, then
releasing the Shift key.
Press Enter.
Press and release the key labeled Enter.
Click Item
Place the mouse pointer on an Item and click the left mouse button.
Right-click Item
Place the mouse pointer on an Item and click the right mouse button.
Double-click Item
Place the mouse pointer on an Item and click the left mouse button
twice, with a delay between clicks that is short enough so the clicks
are not interpreted as two separate clicks.
Drag Here to There
Place the mouse pointer on the Here item, hold down the left mouse
button, slide the mouse until the mouse pointer is on the There item,
and release the button.
Press Key1+Key2
Hold down Key1 while you press and release Key2.
Click Key+Item
Hold down a Key while you click an Item.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Text Attributes
Specific attributes are applied throughout this manual to clarify the meaning of the text, as
shown:
Attribute
Means
Bold
Labels of items that you act upon, for example: From the File menu, click
Print.
Italics
Labels of items in windows and dialog boxes, for example: In the
Directory field, either type c:\imagemouse, or click Browse to
specify a destination directory.
Courier
Font
Messages displayed and text you type, for example: When the
prompt, Enter the path, appears, type
c:\imagemouse.
Italicized
Courier
Font
Generic place-holder name that you replace with the actual text, for
example: Type x:\imagemouse, where x is either drive c or d.
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Installation
Before installing the DatagraphiX ImageMouse system, ensure that you possess a PC equipped,
at a minimum, with:
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One Pentium-class CPU at 200 MHz (recommended: 400 MHz)
32 MB of RAM (recommended: 64 MB)
4 MB of video RAM (recommended 16 MB)
One USB port (PCI-to-USB controller with Intel chipset recommended)
One CD-ROM drive
A keyboard and a PC mouse
A 17-inch SVGA monitor
A Windows-compatible 600-dpi (or higher) printer
Either the Windows 98 Second Edition, NT Workstation 4.0, or 2000 operating system
and ImageMouse-specific components:
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One DatagraphiX microfiche tablet
Either one 24X or 42X/48X DatagraphiX blue overlay grid
One DatagraphiX image mouse
One AC power cable
One 5 VDC power adapter
One USB cable
One DatagraphiX ImageMouse Installation CD-ROM
Software Installation
To install the ImageMouse program on your PC:
1. Ensure that the ImageMouse is disconnected from the PC.
2. Turn on the PC.
3. When the Windows Desktop appears, insert the DatagraphiX ImageMouse Installation
Software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
The setup wizard loads. See Figure 2-1 on page 2-2.
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Figure 2-1. Loading the Setup Wizard
Figure 2-1. Loading the Setup Wizard
The setup wizard automatically detects the version of Windows that is installed on your PC
and displays a message to that effect—for example: It found version 98 Second Edition.
See Figure 2-2.
Figure 2-2. Operating System Detected Message Box
Figure 2-2. Operating System Detected Message Box
4. When the Welcome dialog box appears, click Next. See Figure 2-3 on page 2-3.
Note: If the Welcome dialog box does not appear, invoke the Installation procedure
manually by clicking (or, if necessary, double-clicking) the setup.exe item in
the root folder of the CD-ROM.
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Figure 2-3. ImageMouse Welcome Dialog Box
Figure 2-3. ImageMouse Welcome Dialog Box
5. When the Software License Agreement dialog box appears, read the Agreement and click
Yes. See Figure 2-4.
Figure 2-4. Software License Agreement Dialog Box
Figure 2-4. Software License Agreement Dialog Box
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Note: If you do not accept the conditions of the Agreement, click No, in which case, the
installation procedure stops.
6. When the User Information dialog box appears, type into their respective fields:
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Your name
Your company name
The serial number of the DatagraphiX ImageMouse (located on the under side of the
ImageMouse)
and click Next. See Figure 2-5.
Figure 2-5. User Information Dialog Box
Figure 2-5. User Information Dialog Box
7. When the Choose Destination Location dialog box appears, accept the default Destination
Folder and click Next. See Figure 2-6 on page 2-5.
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Figure 2-6. Choose Destination Location Dialog Box
Figure 2-6. Choose Destination Location Dialog Box
8. The ImageMouse Installation-Progress window displays the percentage progress of the
installation. See Figure 2-7.
Figure 2-7. ImageMouse Installation-Progress Window (partial view)
Figure 2-7. ImageMouse Installation-Progress Window (partial view)
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9. When the ImageMouse program finishes installing, the Setup Complete dialog box
appears. Select the Yes, Iwant to restart my computer now radio button. See Figure 2-8.
Figure 2-8. Setup Complete Dialog Box
Figure 2-8. Setup Complete Dialog Box
10. Click Finish.
After your PC restarts, the ImageMouse DX icon,
Windows’ Desktop.
, appears on the the
Hardware Installation
To install the ImageMouse Plus hardware, connect the ImageMouse Plus assembly’s three
cables, which are the:
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ImageMouse cable
USB cable
AC power cord
Note: When replacing the fuse, use a fast-acting 2.5 A (5 X 20mm) fuse (DatagraphiX part
number 6533208-007)
To do so, perform the steps on the following page while referring to Figure 2-9 on page 2-7.
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Figure 2-9. ImageMouse Plus Connector-Receptacle Depiction
Figure 2-9. ImageMouse Plus Connector-Receptacle Depiction
1. Plug the ImageMouse cable’s DIN connector into its receptacle at the back of the
ImageMouse tablet.
2. Plug the appropriate end of the USB cable into a USB receptacle at the back of your PC.
3. Plug the other end of the USB cable into its receptacle at the back of the ImageMouse Plus
unit.
4. Plug the male end of the AC power cord into the 117 VAC power supply.
5. Plug the female end of the AC power cord into the AC receptacle at the back of the
ImageMouse Plus unit.
6. Turn on the ImageMouse Plus unit’s power switch. At this point, the ImageMouse driver
file normally loads automatically. In case it does not, a dialog box appears that prompts
you to insert the Windows 98 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive for retrieval of this driver
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file. Should this occur:
— Do not insert the Windows 98 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Instead, click OK.
— Browse to and highlight the file:
C:\Program Files\Datagraphix ImageMouse\ImageMouse\anacomp.inf
— Click OK. The ImageMouse driver file loads.
Note: To test the lamp, which is off when ImageMouse is not operating, momentarily press
the lamp-test button. See Figure 2-9 on page 2-7.
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Operation
The ImageMouse Plus operates in one of two modes and, after a period of inactivity,
automatically revert to a third standby mode:
1. Fast-Search mode (default)
2. Full-Resolution mode
3. Power-Saving mode
ImageMouse Plus Depiction
Figure 3-1 depicts the ImageMouse Plus.
Figure 3-1. ImageMouse Plus Depiction
Idler Roller
Control Panel
Film-Reel Spindle
Manual Rotation Knob
Film Carrier Handle
ImageMouse
Platen Glass
Idler Roller
Film-Reel Spindle
Manual Rotation Knob
Figure 3-1. ImageMouse Plus Depiction
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Startup
To start operation of the ImageMouse Plus:
1. Ensure that the ImageMouse Plus software and hardware are installed according to the
instructions contained in Chapter 2.
2. As appropriate, load the cut microfiche/microfilm or roll film in one of the two following
methods—ready for viewing:
Method 1: Cut Microfiche/Microfilm
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With the film-carrier handle, pull the film carrier out to open the upper platen glass. See
Figure 3-2.
Figure 3-2. Open Upper Platen Glass of the ImageMouse Plus
Figure 3-2. Open Upper Platen Glass of the ImageMouse Plus
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Place a cut microfiche or microfilm between the upper and lower platen glasses with
the title toward the back of the glass and centered between its left and right edges.
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With the film-carrier handle, push the film carrier in to reclose the upper platen glass.
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Method 2: Roll-Film
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With the film-carrier handle, pull the film carrier out to open the upper platen glass. See
Figure 3-3 on page 3-3.
Figure 3-3. Loading a Roll of Film into the ImageMouse Plus
Figure 3-3. Loading a Roll of Film into the ImageMouse Plus
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Place a roll of film on either of the two film-reel spindles so that the film pays out from
the top, pull the film through the space between the glass platens, and thread the film
end onto an empty reel on the other spindle so that the reel takes in the film over its top.
See Figure 3-4.
Note: After the roll of film is in place, if the image is inverted on the monitor, remove the
two reels of film and exchange their places on the film-reel spindles.
Figure 3-4. Film-Path Depiction
Film-Reel Spindles
Figure 3-4. Film-Path Depiction
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With the film-carrier handle, push the film carrier in to reclose the upper platen glass.
3. On the Windows’ Desktop, click (or, if necessary, double click) the ImageMouse DX
icon,
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The ImageMouse Plus main window appears on the PC monitor and displays a picture of the
ImageMouse unit while ImageMouse Plus initializes. Then, the USB activity indicator
blinks, and ImageMouse Plus enters Fast-Search mode and displays the portion of the
image that is beneath the ImageMouse’s lens. See Figure 3-5 on page 3-4.
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Figure 3-5. Example ImageMouse Plus Display After Initialization (Fast Search, Full Page).
Figure 3-5. Example ImageMouse Plus Display After Initialization (Fast Search, Full Page)
Fast-Search Mode
Upon first operating ImageMouse Plus, the default mode is Fast-Search, which refreshes
images faster than does the Full-Resolution mode.
Use this mode when moving the ImageMouse Plus to search for a particular page or for
adjusting exposure, background, and image focusing.
Note: While in the Full-Resolution mode, you can reinvoke the Fast-Search mode by pressing
the Backspace key. You can toggle between these two modes—when in the FullResolution mode, press the Backspace key for the Fast-Search mode, or, when in the
Fast-Search mode, press the Enter key for the Full-Resolution mode.
When in Freeze, press the Esc key for Live, or, when in Live, press the Spacebar for Freeze.
Search Options
Fast-Search mode opens using the Medium-Speed Full-Page option, which is one of four ways
of searching for an image:
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Full-Page
Zoom 2X
Zoom 3X
Note: The Fast-Search Option dropdown list is to the right of the Fast Search button.
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Option
Description
Full-Page
Refreshes faster than does Full Resolution mode. The image resolution is
decimated by 50%, where every other pixel is displayed, skipping the next one.
Zoom 2X
Displays the upper-left one-fourth of the full-resolution image. Refreshes
faster than does Full Resolution mode.
Zoom 3X
Displays the upper-left one-ninth of the full-resolution image. Refreshes faster
than does Full Resolution mode.
Image Intensity
You can adjust the image intensity and contrast between the display of the light and dark areas
of the microfiche by using three controls, which are, from left to right, the:
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Gray level scroll bar
Film text radio buttons
Exposure scroll bar
Auto check box
Intensity Control
Description
Gray level
To set the amount of the gray portion of the image to convert to black
so that it compresses more to increase the its transmission rate. This
control has seven levels of gray—the right-most gives less grays (the
fastest), and the left-most gives more grays (the slowest).
Film text
To select the film type, which enables ImageMouse Plus to compress
the data more efficiently for a faster data-transmission rate and an
optimal image-refresh rate.
Black: For viewing film with dark text on a clear background.
White: For viewing film with clear text on a dark background.
Exposure
To manually adjust the light intensity of the overall image.
Auto
To automatically override the manual Exposure settings and readjust
them to optimum values. After the image is adjusted, the Auto feature
is automatically turned off.
Note: To make manual adjustments, alternately reset the Gray level and Exposure scroll bars
until a good contrast occurs between the image of the microfiche’s data and its
background.
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Image Focus
To focus the image:
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Ensure that the gray-level and exposure adjustments are completed.
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Slowly roll (in either direction) the Focus wheel, which is located at the front of the
ImageMouse between its left and right buttons.
Note: If you continuously roll the Focus wheel in a particular direction, the lens continues to
move up and down within a fixed range; therefore, rolling it in either direction performs
the same action.
To more-easily adjust the focus of the image:
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Use Fast-Search mode, which gives a image-refresh rate that is faster than does the FullResolution mode.
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Select the Zoom 3X search option, which displays the upper-left of the full-resolution image
and enlarges the data three times larger than normal.
Reduction Ratio
To select one of the four reduction ratios, from the Reduction drop-down list, click either 24X,
28X, 42X, or 48X.
Note: For optimal viewing, ensure that the reduction ratio of the ImageMouse Plus itself
corresponds to that for the microfilm being viewed.
Image Size
To select one of two possible image-window sizes and orientations, click either the 8.5x11
(portrait) or the 14x11 (landscape) radio button.
Note: The refresh rate of the 8.5 X 11 size is slightly faster.
Locating a Page
The method for locating a page (or frame) on a cut microfiche or microfilm is different from
that for finding it on a roll of film.
Cut Microfiche or Microfilm
With the film-carrier handle, move the film carrier over the microfiche or microfilm until the
selected page (or frame) appears on the PC’s monitor. See Figure 3-6 on page 3-7.
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Figure 3-6. Hand on the Film-Carrier Handle
Figure 3-6. Hand on the Film-Carrier Handle
Roll Film
Use the four buttons (from left to right—Fast Rewind, Rewind, Forward, Fast Forward) on the
control panel to position the proper length of roll film beneath the top platen glass. See Figure
3-7. For maximum film-winding speed when using the fast buttons, pull the film-carrier handle
out all the way to lift the top platen glass off of the roll film.
Note: You can also use the two manual-rotation knobs to position the film.
Figure 3-7. ImageMouse Plus Control Panel
Figure 3-7. ImageMouse Plus Control Panel
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Use the film-carrier handle to fine-tune the placement of the selected image.
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Image Rotation
To rotate the displayed image 90 degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise, physically rotate the
ImageMouse until the line marks on the ImageMouse retainer ring are aligned. See Figure 3-8.
Note: You can rotate the ImageMouse up to 100 degrees in either direction, which gives a
10-degree leeway to help in obtaining an exact 90-degree alignment.
Figure 3-8. ImageMouse Rotation
Figure 3-8. ImageMouse Rotation
Full-Resolution Mode
After the proper image is found and displayed using the Fast-Search mode, click the FullResolution button to switch to the Full-Resolution mode, which gives the image a higher
resolution (and a slower image-refresh rate) for further processing, such as for viewing,
zooming, panning, saving, and printing. See Figure 3-9 on page 3-9.
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Figure 3-9. Full-Resolution Mode (with the image frozen)
Figure 3-9. Full-Resolution Mode (with the image frozen)
Maximum View
To maximize the image-view area, from the Image menu, click Min/Max. To return the image
to its normal area and have access to the image-manipulation controls, reclick Min/Max (this
option is a toggle). See Figure 3-10 on page 3-10.
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Figure 3-10. Maximum Image-View Area
Figure 3-10. Maximum Image-View Area
Freeze and Live
To freeze the displayed image, click the Freeze radio button. To unfreeze the image (make it
live), click the Live radio button, which enables you to move to another area of the microfiche
and display it.
Note: To toggle between Freeze and Live—when in Freeze, press the Esc key for Live, or,
when in Live, press the Spacebar for Freeze.
Zoom
When the image is frozen, the Zoom scroll bar appears beneath the Image Size radio buttons.
Use it to vary the magnification of the frozen image from 1X to 4X in increments of 0.01X. You
can pan the frozen image by dragging either the image or the vertical and horizontal scroll bars.
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Invert and Normal
To display the image with the gray scale inverted (the black and white areas exchange their
shading values), click the Invert radio button. To redisplay the image in normal gray-scale
shades, click the Normal radio button. To see the difference between a normal and an inverted
image, compare the one in Figure 3-11 with the ones in Figure 3-9 on page 3-9 and Figure 3-10
on page 3-10.
Note: You can save and print an inverted image.
Figure 3-11. Inverted Image
Figure 3-11. Inverted Image
Printing
To print a particular image:
1. In the Fast-Search mode, move the ImageMouse to find and display the image to print.
2. Either select the Auto check box or adjust the Gray level and Exposure scroll bars to
obtain a good contrast.
3. If necessary, roll the Focus wheel to obtain a good focus.
4. Click the Full-Resolution button.
5. Click the Freeze radio button.
6. To print the full-resolution frozen image:
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Using the default printer settings: From the Toolbar, click the Print,
, icon.
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With changed printer settings: From the File menu, click Print. The Print dialog box
appears from which you can change the printer settings and then click OK. See
Figure 3-12.
Figure 3-12. Print Dialog Box
Figure 3-12. Print Dialog Box
Saving an Image File
To save a particular image to your hard disk:
1. In the Fast-Search mode, move the ImageMouse to find and display the image to save.
2. Either select the Auto check box or adjust the Gray level and Exposure scroll bars to
obtain a good contrast.
3. If necessary, roll the Focus wheel to obtain a good focus.
4. Click the Full-Resolution button.
5. Click the Freeze radio button.
6. To display the Save Image File dialog box, either:
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From the File menu, click Save, or
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From the Toolbar, click the Save icon,
See Figure 3-13 on page 3-13.
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Figure 3-13. Save Image File Dialog Box
Figure 3-13. Save Image File Dialog Box
7. In the Save as type field, click the appropriate format from a dropdown list of four types,
which are:
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JPEG 8-bit (*.jpg)
BMP 8-bit (*.bmp)
TIF 8-bit (*.tif)
TIF G4 (*.tif)
CMP 8-bit (*.cmp)
8. In the File name field, type name_of_the_file_to_save.
9. Click Save. The image saves to a graphics file on the hard disk in the folder that is
specified in the Save in field.
Viewing an Image File
To view a particular image that is in a graphics file on your hard disk:
1. Click the Full-Resolution button.
2. Click the Freeze radio button.
3. To display the Open Image File dialog box, either:
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From the File menu, click Open, or
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From the Toolbar, click the Open icon,
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See Figure 3-14 on page 3-14.
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Figure 3-14. Open Image File Dialog Box
Figure 3-14. Open Image File Dialog Box
4. Ensure that the Files of type field indicates the type of file that you want to retrieve. For
example, in Figure 3-14, if you want to view the icon.bmp image, ensure that
bmp Files (*.bmp) shows in the Files of type field.
5. Either:
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Double-click on file_name_to_retrieve, or
Click on file_name_to_retrieve and then click Open.
Note: When viewing an image from a retrieved graphics file, you can modify its visual
attributes just like you can with an image from a microfiche that is viewed by the
ImageMouse Plus. Then, you can resave it.
To close an image from a retrieved graphics file and redisplay an image from a microfiche that
is viewed by the ImageMouse Plus, click the Fast-Search botton.
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Power-Saving Mode
After thirty minutes of ImageMouse Plus inactivity, the tablet lamp automatically switches off
to both conserve energy and protect the loaded microfiche from overexposure. An ImageMouse
warning dialog box appears. See Figure 3-15.
Figure 3-15. ImageMouse Warning Dialog Box
Figure 3-15. ImageMouse Warning Dialog Box
To resume normal ImageMouse Plus operation with the lamp at high intensity, click Retry. The
ImageMouse warning dialog box vanishes.
To shut down ImageMouse Plus, click Cancel.
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Controls
You can control the ImageMouse Plus by using commands with the:
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Menu Bar
Toolbar
ImageMouse Plus Window
ImageMouse Controls
ImageMouse Plus Controls
Hot Keys
Menu Bar
The Menu Bar contains three menus:
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File Menu
Image Menu
Help Menu
File Menu
The File menu contains four options:
Option
Description
Open
To retrieve a graphics file from the hard disk and display its image in the
ImageMouse Plus window. See Figure 3-14 on page 3-14.
Save
To save the image that is displayed in the ImageMouse Plus window to a
graphics file on the hard disk. See Figure 3-13 on page 3-13.
Print
To print the image that is displayed in the ImageMouse Plus window to either
the default printer or the printer that you specify in the Print dialog box. See
Figure 3-12 on page 3-12.
Exit
To exit and shut down the ImageMouse Plus program.
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Image Menu
The Image menu contains two options:
Option
Description
Min/Max
Toggles the image-display area within the ImageMouse Plus window between
its normal (minimized) area to its maximum area, which overlays the imagemanipulation controls. To regain access to these controls, again toggle
Min/Max.
Copy
Copies the image on the ImageMouse Plus window to the Windows clipboard
from which you can paste it to other application programs.
Help Menu
The Help menu contains three options:
Option
Description
Index
Displays the ImageMouse Plus online help file. You can also access
this option by pressing the F1 key.
Using Help
Displays the Windows 98 instructions for using online help.
About ImageMouse
Displays information about the development of the ImageMouse
product.
Toolbar
The Toolbar contains six iconized buttons,
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which invoke the same options as do their counterparts from the Menu bar (from left to right):
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Open File (refer to the Open option under “File Menu” on page A-1)
Save File (refer to the Save option under “File Menu” on page A-1)
Copy Image (refer to the Copy option under “ Image Menu”)
Print Image (refer to the Print option under “File Menu” on page A-1)
Display Full Screen (refer to the Min/Max option under “Image Menu”)
Help (refer to the Index option under “Help Menu”)
Appendix A: Controls
ImageMouse Plus Window
The ImageMouse Plus window, in addition to containing an image from the microfiche that is
on the tablet, contains various tools for manipulating that image, such as buttons, scroll bars,
check boxes, radio buttons, and dropdown lists:
Tool
Description
Full Resoluton To display the image in full resolution (mutually exclusive with Fast Search).
Live Image
To update the image from the ImageMouse Plus capture cycle (mutually
exclusive with Freeze).
Freeze
To freeze the image display for printing or saving (mutually exclusive with
Live Image).
Zoom
When the image is frozen in Full-Resolution mode, the Zoom scroll bar
appears, which enables you to vary the magnification of the frozen image from
1X to 4X in increments of 0.01X.
Reverse
The image is flipped 180 degrees horizontally to accommodate images that are
loaded in reverse.
Flip
The image is flipped 180 degrees vertically to accommodate images that are
loaded upside down.
Fast Search
To search for data that is on the microfiche under the ImageMouse. It has a
faster image-refresh rate and a lower image resolution than does FullResolution mode, with which it is mutually exclusive.
Full Page
Used in Fast-Search mode. Refreshes faster than does Full Resolution mode.
The image resolution is decimated by 50%, where every other pixel is
displayed, skipping the next one.
Zoom 2X
To display the upper-left one-fourth of the full-resolution image. Refreshes
faster than does Full Resolution mode.
Zoom 3X
To display the upper-left one-ninth of the full-resolution image. Refreshes
faster than does Full Resolution mode.
Gray level
To set the amount of the gray portion of the image to convert to black so that
it compresses more to increase the its transmission rate. This control has seven
levels of gray—the right-most gives less grays (the fastest), and the left-most
gives more grays (the slowest).
Exposure
To manually adjust the light intensity of the image data. Dragging the scroll bar
to the left decreases the light intensity.
Auto
To automatically optimize both the background and exposure settings. When
checked, it overrides both the Background and Exposure scroll-bar settings.
Image Size
Each of these two radio buttons selects an image size and orientation:. 8.5 X
11 (portrait) and 14 X 11 (landscape). The refresh rate of the 8.5 X 11 size is
slightly faster.
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Reduction
To select the reduction ratio of either 24X, 28X, 42X, or 48X, depending upon
both the ImageMouse magnification setting and the reduction ratio of the
microfiche.
ImageMouse Controls
The ImageMouse has three controls on its front side (from left to right):
Control
Description
Left Button
To toggle between Full-Resolution and Fast-Search mode.
Focusing Wheel
To focus the ImageMouse lens on the microfiche.
Right Button
To toggle between Live Image and Freeze settings.
ImageMouse Plus Controls
The ImageMouse Plus has four control buttons on its control panel. See Figure A-1.
Figure A-1. ImageMouse Plus Control Panel
Figure A-1. ImageMouse Plus Control Panel
These buttons move the film as described below, from left to right:
Button
Description
Fast Rewind
Rewind
Forward
Fast Forward
Backward (to the left) at medium speed
Backward (to the left) at slow speed
Forward (to the right) at slow speed
Forward (to the right) at medium speed
Note: For high-speed film winding when using the fast buttons, pull the film-carrier handle
all of the way out to lift the top platen glass off of the roll film.
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Hot Keys
When the ImageMouse Plus progam is active, some of the follwing keys perform ImageMousePlus-specific commands:
Key
Description
Spacebar
Esc
Enter
Backspace
Ctrl-N
Ctrl-O
Ctrl-P
Ctrl-S
Ctrl-C
Ctrl-X
Insert
Delete
F1
To select Freeze, when in Full-Resolution mode
To change to Live Image from Freeze
To change to Full-Resolution mode from Fast-Search mode
To change to Fast-Search mode from Full-Resolution mode
To open a new file
To open an existing open file
To print a file
To save a file
To edit/copy a file
To edit/cut
To edit/copy
To edit/cut
To invoke the Help file
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Appendix B
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I view an image that is in a file?
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Start ImageMouse Plus.
From the File menu, click Open.
Browse to the folder that contains the image file.
Select the file and click Open.
Note: Any graphics program that supports the graphics format (JPG, BMP, TIFF, etc.) of
the image to view can display it.
How long a cable can I use to connect my mouse?
The USB specification limits the length of a cable between full-speed devices to about four
meters. Using the cable provided with ImageMouse Plus is best. Additional lengths may cause
unstable images to display.
What other devices can I connect on the same USB hub?
Typically, any USB-compliant device can connect to the same USB hub, but do not run any
other USB devices while running ImageMouse Plus. Insufficient resources allocated to the
ImageMouse Plus may cause it to be unstable.
How can a quality image be obtained?
Clean all exposed glass regularly. Dust on the glass is magnified along with the microfiche
image.
How can a data file be associated with a program?
1. Open Windows’ Exploring window.
2. From the View menu, click Folder Options.
3. Click the File Types tab. The Folder Options dialog box appears with the Registered file
types list displayed. See Figure B-1 on page B-2.
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Figure B-1 Folder Options Dialog Box
Figure B-1. Folder Options Dialog Box
4. In the Registered file types list, scroll to and select the file type to associate with a
program. In this example, the file type is JPEG.
5. Click Edit. The Edit File Type dialog box appears. See Figure B-2 on page B-3.
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Figure B-2. Edit File Type Dialog Box
Figure B-2. Edit File Type Dialog Box
6. Click Edit. The Editing action for type: JPEG Image dialog box appears. See Figure B-3.
Figure B-3. Editing Action For Type Dialog Box
Figure B-3. Editing Action For Type Dialog Box
7. Click Browse. The Open With dialog box appears. See Figure B-4 on page B-4.
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Figure B-4. Open With Dialog Box
Figure B-4. Open With Dialog Box
8. Display the folder that lists the executable file of the program to associate the data-file
type with.
9. Select the program’s executable file (*.exe) and click Open.
10. In the Editing action for type dialog box, click OK.
11. In the Edit File Type dialog box, click Close.
12. In the Folder Options dialog box, click Close. The association between the data-file type
and the program is established. In this example, when clicking (or double-clicking) on the
name of a JPEG file, ImageMouse Plus starts and loads that JPEG file.
How can I save exposure settings?
ImageMouse Plus retains the last exposure and background settings in memory. Currently, no
support exists for active-user-saved exposure settings.
What do I check or do if the mouse freezes?
Usually, the cause is an unstable power supply. A full-system reset should correct this problem.
1. If possible, close ImageMouse Plus.
2. Shut down the PC.
3. Unplug the power cord from the ImageMouse unit.
4. Replug the power cord into the ImageMouse unit.
5. Restart the PC.
6. Restart ImageMouse Plus.
Note: If the problem persists, contact DatagraphiX Customer Service.
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How can I better focus my prints?
An unfocused image can be caused by:
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wrong display setting
wrong background setting
wrong exposure setting
wrong focus adjustment
To resolve the problem, perform the following procedures in the order listed:
Display Setting
1. Right-click anywhere on the empty area of Windows Desktop.
2. In the pop-up menu, click Properties.
3. Click the Settings tab.
4. Ensure that High Color (16-bit) appears in the Colors field. If it does not, click
the field’s down arrow and select High Color (16 bit).
5. Click Apply.
6. Click OK.
Exposure and Background Settings
1. On the ImageMouse window, check the Auto check box, which is located to the right of
the Exposure slider. ImageMouse Plus automatically adjusts the exposure setting toward
an optimum value.
2. When the automatic adjustments stablize, uncheck the Auto check box.
3. With the Exposure and Gray level sliders, manually fine tune the exposure and gray-level
settings so that the best possible contrast and brightness settings occur.
Focus Adjustment
The focus should need adjustment only once for a particular type of fiche. If you change from
one type of fiche to another, such as from originals to a thinner duplicate or a thicker jacket, you
may need to manually adjust the focus with the wheel on the front of the mouse. To do so:
1. Select Fast Search mode and the Zoom 2X option. The image enlarges at about half
resolution.
2. Rotate the focus wheel forward by a quarter turn and wait about one second to see the
result.
3. Rotate another quarter turn and view the result, which should be a blurred image.
4. Continue to rotate the focus wheel in the same direction in quarter-turn increments until
the image focuses to its maximum sharpness.
5. Select Full resolution mode to see the sharpest image possible.
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Note: You can endlessly rotate the focus wheel in either direction with the same result, which
is to continuously cycle the focal length of the lens through its maximum and minimum
distances.
How do I copy a microfiche image to another program?
1. Start ImageMouse Plus.
2. Position the ImageMouse over the selected area of the microfiche.
3. Adjust the focus and exposure.
4. Click Full Resolution.
5. Select Freeze.
6. From ImageMouse’s Edit menu, click Copy.
7. Start a second program, such as MS Word, Paint, or Excel.
8. In the second program’s display area, place the cursor at the location to paste the image.
9. From the second program’s Edit menu, click Paste. The image copies to the second
program’s display area.
How do I insert (or attach) an image file into another program?
1. Start a program, such as MS Word, Paint, or Excel.
2. From the Insert menu, click File.
Note: In other programs, the Insert command is labeled Attach or some other name. To
determine the proper commands, refer to the particular program‘s documentation.
3. Browse to the folder that contains the image file.
4. Select the name of the image file to insert.
5. Click OK.
How do I work with an Image using MS Paint and Kodak Imaging
With Windows 98 Second Edition’s Accessories programs, such as Paint and Imaging, you can
manipulate an image. In the Paint program, you can crop, flip, rotate, stretch, and skew an
image. In the Kodak Imaging program, you can annotate an image.
Crop
1. Start the Paint program (a Windows Accessories program) and, if necessary, maximize its
window for better viewing.
2. In the File menu, click Open.
3. Browse to the folder that contains the image file.
4. Select the image file.
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5. Click Open. The image appears in Paint’s display area.
6. Click the Select icon from the Tool palette to the left of the display area. The mouse
pointer changes into cross hairs.
7. Drag the mouse on the image to select a rectangular area, which becomes bordered by
dashed lines. See Figure B-5.
Figure B-5. Cropping in Paint
Figure B-5. Cropping in Paint
8. From the Edit menu, click Copy To. See Figure B-6.
Figure B-6. Copying the Cropped Image
Figure B-6. Copying the Cropped Image
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9. In the Copy To dialog box, type a file name into the File name field.
10. Click Save.
Note:
This method only saves the image in BMP format.
Flip/Rotate, Stretch/Skew
1. Start the Paint program (a Windows Accessories program) and, if necessary, maximize its
window for better viewing.
2. In the File menu, click Open.
3. Browse to the folder that contains the image file.
4. Select the image file.
5. Click Open. The image appears in Paint’s display area.
6. From the Image menu, click either Flip/Rotate or Stretch/Skew. See Figure B-7.
Figure B-7. Flip, Rotate, Stretch, and Skew the Image
Figure B-7. Flip, Rotate, Stretch, and Skew the Image
7. In either the Flip and Rotate or Stretch and Skew dialog box, select modifications to the
image and click OK.
8. From the File menu, save the new image as required.
Annotation
1. Start the Kodak Imaging program (a Windows Accessories program) and, if necessary,
maximize its window for better viewing.
2. In the File menu, click Open.
3. Browse to the folder that contains the image file.
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4. Select the image file.
5. Click Open. The image appears in Imaging’s display area.
6. From the Annotation menu, click the selected annotation and enter its options. See Figure
B-8.
Note: For descriptions of the options, refer to the program’s online-help feature.
Figure B-8. Annotation Menu
Figure B-8. Annotation Menu
7. From the File menu, save the new image as required.
How do I enable the USB port in the BIOS?
You must install ImageMouse Plus on a PC that possesses a:
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BIOS that supports a USB port
USB port. See Figure B-9.
Figure B-9. Partial View of the Back of a PC with USB Ports
Typical USB port
receptacles
Figure B-9. Partial View of the Back of a PC with USB Ports
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For ImageMouse Plus to install and operate, the USB port must be enabled. Sometimes, this
must be done manually. Usually you can enable the USB port from the setup menu of the PC’s
BIOS. To do so:
1. At the beginning of the PC start process, access the BIOS setup menu by pressing F1
when prompted.
Note: Sometimes, in other BIOS versions, you need to press either Esc, Delete, or F2 to
access the BIOS menu.
2. Select the Peripherals page, which should contain the USB settings.
3. Change the setting to enable the USB port.
4. Save the modified settings.
5. Exit the BIOS Setup.
Note: If your PC contains a USB port, but the BIOS does not support it, contact your PC
manufacturer for a possible BIOS upgrade or obtain another PC that has a BIOS that
supports its USB port.
How do I resolve conflicting IRQs?
Usually, the USB host controller can share IRQs with other devices. In some cases, if the USB
host controller uses the same IRQs with other devices, ImageMouse Plus might not work
properly. For example, ImageMouse Plus might freeze or not be detected by Windows 98. If
this happens, you can manually reserve an IRQ so that the USB host controller possesses its
own IRQ. To do so:
1. On Windows Desktop, right-click the My Computer icon.
2. From the popup menu, click Properties. The System Properties dialog box appears.
3. Click the Device Manager tab. See Figure B-10 on page B-11.
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Figure B-10. System Properties Dialog Box
Figure B-10. System Properties Dialog Box
4. Double-click the Computer icon located at the top of the display area. The Computer
Properties dialog box’s View Resources page appears. See Figure B-11.
Figure B-11. Computer Properties Dialog Box, View Resources Page
Figure B-11. Computer Properties Dialog Box, View Resources Page
5. Ensure that the Interupt request (IRQ) radio button is selected.
6. Scroll down the list of IRQs to view the IRQ number and the name of the USB Host
Controller.
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Note: In this example, they are, respectively, 10 and VIA tech 3038 PCI to
USB Universal Host Controller. See Figure B-11 on page B-11.
7. Click the Reserve Resources tab. See Figure B-12.
Figure B-12. Computer Properties Dialog Box, Reserve Resources Page
Figure B-12. Computer Properties Dialog Box, Reserve Resources Page
8. Click Add. The Edit Resource Setting dialog box appears. See Figure B-13.
Figure B-13. Edit Resource Setting Dialog Box
Figure B-13. Edit Resource Setting Dialog Box
9. Type the IRQ number that the USB host controller is currently using. In this example,
it is 10.
10. Click OK.
11. Click OK on the Resource Conflict Warning dialog box and then on the Computer
Properties dialog box.
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12. In the System Properties dialog box, click the + sign in front of the Universal
Serial Bus controller line.
13. Click (highlight) the ... USB Universal Serial Bus Host Controller
line.
14. Click Remove. The Confirm Device Removal message box appears.
15. Click OK.
16. Shutdown and restart the system for the new setting to take affect. All of the Universal
Serial Bus Controller items should be detected, and the host controller assigned a new IRQ
number.
17. Operate ImageMouse Plus to ensure that it works properly.
18. Repeat Steps 1 through 6, but instead of adding a reserved IRQ, the IRQ that was reserved
will be high-lighted and removed.
19. Shutdown and restart the system.
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Troubleshooting
For ImageMouse Plus to work properly, the USB host controller, USB root hub, and
ImageMouse Plus hardware must be properly installed and configured. To verify this, check to
ensure that these items are properly detected. To do so:
1. On Windows Desktop, right-click the My Computer icon.
2. From the popup menu, click Properties. The System Properties dialog box appears.
3. Click the Device Manager tab.
4. Click the plus sign (+) in front of the Universal Serial Bus controllers line. Beneath should
appear at least three lines—DatagraphiX (ImageMouse) USB Device, USB Root Hub, and
VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller. See Figure C-1. (Your PC’s
motherboard may have a different chipset in which case the last line would be different.)
Figure C-1. System Properties Dialog Box
Figure C-1. System Properties Dialog Box
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With your computer, if these three lines are not present, you must troubleshoot, as follows:
The Device Manager page lists no USB devices
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Refer to your PC’s documentation or contact the PC manufacturer to ensure that your PC
supports a USB port.
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Your computer's USB port might not be enabled. The USB port must be enabled and
configured for ImageMouse Plus to operate.
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To install ImageMouse Plus, your PC must have Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
installed. To determine the version of Windows 98 that you are using:
— On Windows Desktop, right-click the My Computer icon.
— From the popup menu, click Properties.
— In the System Properties dialog box’s General page, ensure that Microsoft Windows
98 Second Edition 4.10.2222.A appears. Otherwise, ImageMouse Plus might not work
properly.
The Device Manager page lists the USB Host Controller but no USB Root Hub
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On Windows Desktop, right-click the My Computer icon.
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From the popup menu, click Properties.
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In the System Properties dialog box’s Device Manager page, ensure that the minus sign (-)
is in front of the Universal Serial Bus controllers line. See Figure C-1 on page C-1.
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Select the …USB Host Controller line.
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Click Remove.
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Click Refresh. Windows 98 redetects the hardware and should find both the Host
Controller and the Root Hub. Follow the prompts in the hardware wizard.
Note: If a prompt asks you to insert the Windows 98 Second Edition installation CD into
the CD drive, do so and continue to execute the prompt’s instructions. A system
restart is required for the new setting to take effect.
The Device Manager page detects no ImageMouse, but, under the Other Device
line, an unknown USB Device line with a question mark exists
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From the popup menu, click Properties.
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In the System Properties dialog box’s Device Manager page, ensure that the minus sign (-)
is in front of the Other Devices line.
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Click the unknown USB Device to highlight it.
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Click Refresh. Windows redetects the hardware.
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Follow the hardware-wizard prompts.
Note: If prompted to insert your Windows installation CD, do not do so. Instead, click
OK and browse to file:
C:\program files\Datagraphix ImageMouse\imagemouse\anacomp.inf
The Device Manager page detects the USB Root Hub and USB Host controller
but not the ImageMouse
Possible causes are that the:
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USB port is defective or
the ImageMouse Plus unit has no power.
Possible solutions are:
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Press the lamp-test button at the right-rear of the ImageMouse Plus unit. If the lamp does
not illuminate, check that its power cord is properly connected at each end.
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Install a different USB device on your PC. If it works, possibly the ImageMouse Plus
hardware is defective. Contact DatagraphiX Customer Service. If it does not work, possibly
the USB cable or port is bad. Contact the PC manufacturer.
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Install the ImageMouse Plus on a different computer that supports USB devices. If it works,
possibly the USB port on the original PC is bad. Contact the PC manufacturer. If the
ImageMouse Plus does not work, it may be defective. Contact DatagraphiX Customer
Service.
The USB connection locks up while operating ImageMouse Plus
Some USB connection lock-ups are related to BIOS or Wondows 98. Check with your PC
manufacturer for the latest BIOS updates, or access the Microsoft Web site for updates that
pertain to the USB port.
The Device Manager page detects the USB Host Controller and the USB Root
Hub, but ImageMouse appears under Other Devices as USB Device
In this case the autoinstall wizard did not work (see Figure C-2 on page C-4). You need to
configure the ImageMouse Plus hardware manually. To do so:
1. Ensure that the ImageMouse Plus software is installed.
2. On Windows Desktop, right-click the My Computer icon.
3. From the popup menu, click System Properties.
4. In the System Properties dialog box’s Device Manager page, double-click the ? USB
Devices line (see Figure C-2 on page C-4). The USB Device Properties dialog box
appears. See Figure C-3 on page C-4.
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Figure C-2. System Properties Dialog Box Device Manager (Other Devices)
Figure C-2. System Properties Dialog Box Device Manager (Other Devices)
Figure C-3. USB Device Properties Dialog Box
Figure C-3. USB Device Properties Dialog Box
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5. Click Reinstall Driver to display Update Device Drive Wizard box one. See Figure C-4.
Figure C-4. Update Device Driver Wizard Box (Driver Search)
Figure C-4. Update Device Driver Wizard Box (Driver Search)
6. Click Next.
7. On the next wizard box, select Display a list of all driver in a specific location … radio
button. See Figure C-5.
Figure C-5. Update Device Driver Wizard Box (Display Drivers)
Figure C-5. Update Device Driver Wizard Box (Display Drivers)
8. Click Next.
9. On the next wizard box, click Have Disk. See Figure C-6 on page C-6.
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Figure C-6. Update Device Driver Wizard Box (Find Driver)
Figure C-6. Update Device Driver Wizard Box (Find Driver)
10. From the Install From Disk dialog box, click Browse. See Figure C-7.
Figure C-7. Install From Disk Dialog Box
Figure C-7. Install From Disk Dialog Box
11. Browse to the following file:
c:\Program Files\DatagraphiX\ImageMouse\anacomp.inf
See Figure C-8 on page C-7.
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Figure C-8. Open Dialog Box
Figure C-8. Open Dialog Box
12. With the File name field containing anacomp.inf, click OK.
13. When the Install From Disk dialog box reappears with the Copy manufacturer’s files
from: field containing:
c:\Program Files\DatagraphiX ImageMouse\ImageMouse\anacomp.inf
click OK.
14. On the next wizard box, in the Models list area, click (highlight) DatagraphiX USB
Device. See Figure C-9.
Figure C-9. Update Device Driver Wizard Box (Select Driver)
Figure C-9. Update Device Driver Wizard Box (Select Driver)
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15. Click Next.
16. When the Device Driver Update Warning dialog box appears, click Yes.
17. On the next wizard box, click Next.
Windows 98 begins to install the DatagraphiX USB Device (ImageMouse) driver.
Note: If prompted to insert the Windows 98 installation CD into the CD drive, do not do
so. Instead, browse to the file:
“c:\Program Files\DatagraphiX ImageMouse\ImageMouse\anacomp.inf
18. After Windows finishes installing the ImageMouse driver, click Finish on the last wizard
box.
19. When the USB Device Properties dialog box reappears, click OK.
20. When the System Properties dialog box reappears, the DatagraphiX USB Device line
should be listed underneath the Universal Serial Bus controllers line as shown on Figure
C-1 on page C-1. Also, the ? USB Device line underneath the Other Device line should
disappear.
Note: After the ImageMouse Plus software is installed and when Windows 98 connects the
ImageMouse Plus, sometimes it prompts to insert the Windows 98 installation CD into
the CD drive. If this occurs, do not insert the Window 98 CD into the CD drive. Instead,
browse to the:
c:\Program Files\DatagraphiX ImageMouse\ImageMouse\anacomp.inf
file and click OK to install the ImageMouse driver.
Future Enhancements
DatagraphiX is working on the following ImageMouse Plus enhancements:
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More image-manipulation tools, for example—built-in de-skew, crop, and rotate tools.
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Roll-film support for a variety of roll-film formats, for example—3M, Kodak, ANSI
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Windows 2000 support
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Windows NT support
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Support for more frame sizes
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Faster refresh rate
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